Restaurants

Palatino: ‘Better than in Rome’ – restaurant review

January 3, 2018

You don’t have to fly to Italy to sample Roman cooking at its simple best – just catch a cab to Palatino in Old Street Palatino, 71 Central Street, London EC1V 8AB (020 3481 5300). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60 to £90 The late AA Gill was once so infuriated by the […]

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10 of the best Michelin-rated restaurants in Bangkok

January 3, 2018

The first Michelin guide to Bangkok’s brilliant food scene reveals a city where both fine dining and street food can be as affordable as they are adventurous With the publication in December 2017 of the first Michelin guide to the Thai capital, Bangkok’s culinary scene – already known for its street food – has acquired […]

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Sushi Atelier: ‘Impressive without being neurotic’ – restaurant review

January 3, 2018

Tracking down great-quality Japanese cooking at a price that won’t make you weep is very hard – until now, that is Sushi Atelier, 114 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PH (020 7636 4455). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70-£110 Good restaurants make us think better of ourselves. They create a mood and then, […]

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Treves and Hyde, London: ‘A fitting end to a year of cheer’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2018

It’s the details that count at this City gem, says Jay Rayner, as he looks back on the highs and lows of the past 12 months Treves and Hyde, 15-17 Leman Street, London E1 8EN (020 3621 8900). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £90 The last dish to land on my table in […]

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Gul & Sepoy: ‘Not as clever as it thinks it is’ – restaurant review

January 3, 2018

Harneet and Devina Baweja’s first two places were rapturously received, and their reviews have all been good. Until now Gul and Sepoy, 65 Commercial Street, London E1 6BD (020 7247 1407). Meal for two, including alcohol, £120 Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how good individual dishes are. It doesn’t matter if there are things that […]

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Simpson’s in the Strand: ‘I can’t love it any more’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2018

After serving Londoners for 189 years, Simpson’s needed a makeover. But did they have to change the menu, too? Simpson’s in the Strand, 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW (020 7420 2111). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £200 There is a great difference between wanting to love something, and genuinely loving it. I want […]

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Penang guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

January 3, 2018

Its street food scene is legendary and the capital George Town, one of the hottest destinations in Asia, now buzzes with nightlife – but the verdant island’s beaches and jungle are also worth exploring This exotic tropical island off the north-west coast of Malaysia is one of the world capitals of street food, with a […]

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The Pilgrm, Paddington, London: hotel review

December 3, 2017

Space may be at a premium in this new hotel, but beautiful reclaimed fixtures and tempting food more than make up for the lack of elbow room No, that’s not a typo. It really is called the Pilgrm, and that missing second “i” is not all that’s been dropped from this new hotel near Paddington […]

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The Kitchen, Inverness: ‘A place that really looks after you’ – restaurant review

December 3, 2017

After a miserable lunch at Boath House, Jay is relieved to find himself at the Kitchen in Inverness The Kitchen, 15 Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5PR (01463 259119). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80 A few weeks ago Boath House, a handsome grey stone hotel and restaurant 20 miles outside Inverness, announced it […]

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The best towns and small cities in the US: Eugene, Oregon

December 3, 2017

Continuing our series about America’s coolest cities we take a trip to Portland’s slightly scruffier little sister – for sport, music and an endearing anarchism Part one: Chapel Hill, North Carolina The Slug Queens sum up the spirit of Eugene. Every year the Oregon town hosts an alternative beauty pageant – coinciding with, but independent […]

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